California Department of Public Health using Mental Health Service Act funding. The LGBTQ Reducing Disparities Project has been bringing LGBTQ communities together for the past four years to work toward reducing the disparities faced by LGBTQ people in California. MHANCA Project Staff will present findings from the Project report, "First, Do No Harm," will explore additional gaps within the local community, and share information about Phase II funding for LGBTQ promising practices.
"The San Mateo County LGBTQ Commission is delighted to support the local sharing of this statewide information highlighting needs within the LGBTQ communities," said Dr. Jei Africa, who is a Commissioner and also the Director of Diversity and Equity at the Health Department's Behavioral Health and Recovery Services Division.
The Board of Supervisors created the LGBTQ Commission this past June to further the cause of inclusiveness and advocate for policies affecting the local LGBTQ communities.
The night will feature a light supper served at 6pm and the presentation beginning at 6:30pm with opening remarks from Supervisor Dave Pine, President of the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors and Dr. Jei Africa.
For more information, please contact Nicole Scanlan, LGBTQmentalhealth@att.net
or call 916.538.7714
Know Your Rights Workshop on Benefits with Guest Speaker Trinh Phan of Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County
Know Your Rights Benefits Workshop
When: Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Where: Center for Independence of Individuals with Disabilities - 2001 Winward Way, Suite 103, San Mateo, Ca. 94404
The Center for Independence of Individuals with Disabilities is hosting a FREE workshop on understanding your legal rights to social security benefits including SSI and SSDI. The workshop will be conducted by Trinh Phan of Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County.
RSVP is requested to ensure seating. For accommodation request contact Maisoon Sahouria by Monday December 1
To RSVP Contact:
650-645-1780 Ext 130
* Please refrain from wearing scented products to this event.
Come hear Heather Smith, from Skyline College, discuss the various services that their new program Sparkpoint offers consumers in our community!
SparkPoint Centers are financial education centers that help individuals and families who are struggling to make ends meet. Sparkpoint helps individuals address immediate financial crises, get them back on their feet, and build financially secure futures. In addition, Sparkpoint helps consumers increasing income, from accessing public benefits to finding a good job
When: Monday November 17, 2014
Where: CID, 2001 Winward Way, suite 103
San Mateo, Ca 94404
RSVP to Maisoon Sahouria
650-645-1780 x 130
Project WeHope's Homeless Connect IV was a great success. Thanks to all those who participated! Here are just a few pics from the day.
The 2014 Commission on Disabilities' Art Showcase, featuring local artists with disabilities was a total hit!
Art was displayed from October 1st through the 21st in the Caldwell Gallery, Mon-Fri 8am-5pm (free and open to the public)
The Artists' Reception & Silent Auction took place on Tuesday, October 21st from 5pm to 7:30pm in the Caldwell Gallery in the Hall of Justice located at 400 County Center in Redwood City. Most of the Artist's work was sold.
Keeping you updated on all things CID and disability.